Papyrus - Natural Note Taking

Papyrus - Natural Note Taking


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Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet or phone! With Papyrus you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger. Easily markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to your notes. Quickly select, copy/paste, and move content between pages and notes. Organize your notes within notebooks and increase your productivity!

Turn your device into a virtual whiteboard or give presentations in a class, meeting, or conference by wirelessly casting to a TV/projector (e.g. using Miracast, Chromecast). Export notes as PDFs or images, then share them with others or store them in the cloud!

Papyrus is vector based - keeping your notes beautiful at any zoom level and on any device. You can erase entire letters and words quickly with the stroke eraser tool, or just parts of words with the true eraser tool. The selection tool allows you to change the color and thickness of your handwriting and even resize a drawing whenever you want without any loss in quality.

Papyrus takes special advantage of active pens on capable devices to provide natural, pressure sensitive handwriting. Just write with the pen and erase with your finger!

Papyrus is designed to be both powerful and simple to use, allowing you to take notes quickly and efficiently.

Help us translate Papyrus at

• Featured App in Google Play
• Category Honorable Mention for Productivity in the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge (
• Popular Choice Award in the Dual Screen App Challenge (

Key Features
• Take notes naturally with a pen and erase with your finger on active pen enabled devices (e.g. Galaxy Note devices with S Pen)
• Take notes with your finger or passive stylus on non-active pen devices (e.g. Nexus 7)
• Vector graphics engine
• Multiple paper types (e.g. blank, ruled, graph) and sizes (e.g. infinite, letter, A4)
• Undo/redo, select, move, and resize
• Change the color and weight of selected items
• Cut, copy, and paste items between notes
• Two finger scroll and pinch-to-zoom
• Two finger double tap to quickly jump to a specific zoom level
• Organize notes within notebooks (long press, drag and drop)
• Sort notes and notebooks
• Import, crop, and resize images
• Export notes to PDF, PNG, or JPEG for printing, archiving, or sharing
• Share notes with friends and colleagues via email, Evernote, etc.
• Samsung Multi-Window support
• Shortcuts to create a new note or open a notebook
• Present notes on a secondary display (Android 4.2+)

Premium Features¹
• PDF Import - Easily write, draw, and markup on PDFs with all the powerful features available with a standard note. Also includes highlighter tool!
• Tool Pack - Adds a highlighter tool, a "true" eraser tool (erase parts of strokes), shape tools, and a text tool
• Cloud Services - Backup/restore and export notes as PDFs to cloud storage providers Dropbox and Box

Google Play for Education customers can install both this app and the Papyrus EDU License 2014-2015 app to unlock all premium features for the current academic year. See

Information about active pen devices:

Explanation of required permissions:

If you encounter any bugs, please email us at with a description of the bug!

We would love to hear any feedback or feature requests you have at


¹These features are available via in-app purchasing. Your support keeps us innovating!

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Recently changed in this version

• Fixed issue with opening or importing some PDFs
• Fixed crash when exporting some PDFs
• Hid presentation mode preferences on devices that do not support secondary displays (Android 4.1 and below)
• Added preference to enable/disable the detection of secondary displays (for presentation mode)
• Fixed issue with restoring database backup from Box
• Fixed inability to create an "Unfiled Notes" Open Notebook shortcut
• Fixed rendering issues with some PDFs
• And more...

Comments and ratings for Papyrus - Natural Note Taking
  • (67 stars)

    by cesar Esperil on 16/02/2015

    Bamboo loop

  • (67 stars)

    by A.H. Nguyen on 16/02/2015

    Compared to LectureNotes, the pricing for tools is a somewhat big investment. LectureNotes lets you get all the features with just 1 payment while this makes you pay separately for tools, pdf import, cloud, etc.

  • (67 stars)

    by Eric Brown on 15/02/2015

    I use with Note 3 every day… would not be without it..

  • (67 stars)

    by Joseph Sordelet on 15/02/2015

    Exactly what I was looking for. Works very smoothly and the organization tooIs are great.

  • (67 stars)

    by Steven Bishop on 15/02/2015

    Also great for uploading math assignments where work needs to be shown. Being able to rearrange and adjust size and color of things has helped me create great notes

  • (67 stars)

    by Simone Lionetti on 15/02/2015

    Great, only a few features missing prevent from forgetting about S-note

  • (67 stars)

    by Jonathan Hersey on 15/02/2015

    Best there is

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